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Sweet Melissa's Cafe

1625 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4402
+1 239-472-1956
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good17%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish stew” (134 reviews)
“grilled romaine” (41 reviews)
“pork belly” (39 reviews)
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5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Soups, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1625 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4402
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Though this eatery has a cute outdoor atmosphere with heaters and is right on the main road, the food left much to be desired. It felt like they were trying to be something impressive. Maybe we should have stuck with plain old sandwiches!

Thank Karen K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent Sanibel restaurant, fine menu & range of very tasty food options. Knowledgeable & responsive service.

Thank John L W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of our favorite restaurants when we visit Sanibel. The food is always very tasty, wait staff is professional, and when we have a reservation there is little or no wait time. We go for lunch sometimes at 11:30 AM to have the...More

Thank Tiki220
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We began with a nice bottle of Sancerre wine and a 3 cheese plate. The entrees were great as was the after dinner baileys and coffee. We will go back again next winter.

Thank DaleU
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Creative meals, attentive waitstaff, indoor and outdoor seating, nice table settings with real plates and glasses, and you can order from the bar. Excellent creative meals, and nice variety at a reasonable price.

Thank Mainesqueeze
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Made the trip to Sanibel at the suggestion of friends. Love the idea of the small plates. Had the fish stew - delicious with just the right amount of spice from the chorizo. My friend had the duck confit which she also loved. Busy place...More

Thank Gr8tgmom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined at Sweet Melissa's Cafe during our recent visit to Sanibel Island. This was our first time there. The restaurant is located on Periwinkle Way, not so far from the causeway. There was ample parking on the property. We arrived on time and were...More

Thank N_and_R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has amazing food. Omg Melissa great job.. the service is amazing and the food was better. Definitely come here people. My steak was cooked perfectly and I like that there is no salt and pepper on tables... you know why??? Because it's seasoned...More

Thank Dfluke
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten at this establishment before. I never stood near the food prep area and always have had a good meal. However, this last time I was astonished as I watched the gentleman preparing my food. I stood at the counter because I was...More

8  Thank bethelizabeth2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Noisy, noisy. So loud I could hardly talk with my wife across the table, and the couple next to us was having the same problem (the four of us talked about the noise level.) Even worse, the service and food quality at Sweet Melissa's seem...More

1  Thank drbob1948
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13 June 2017|
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Response from ovimorecp | Reviewed this property |
I can't recall ever having seen children as we always dined late in the evening.
Heinz I
14 November 2016|
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Response from susan j | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. Don't have it
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1625 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4402
    (Casa Ybel)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-1956
  • E-mail
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